The Tutoring Center, Sugar Land, TX


ACT prep in Sugar Land, TX

Here at The Tutoring Center in Sugar Land, Texas, we have our highly credentialed and trained instructors, assistant instructors, and sometimes we enlist the help of an intern or two. Interns are A+ high school students who are interested in the field of teaching and are enthusiastic about helping tutor your child. They are great role models and mentors closer to your child's age. Here are some of the benefits of having a peer tutor involved with your child's learning.

The Concept of Peer Tutoring

Peer tutoring has been going on since hominids gathered in caves. Adults would teach their firstborn survival skills, who would teach their younger siblings, who would teach the next youngest, and so on.

The concept of student teaching student dates back to the time of Aristotle who used what were called "archons" or student leaders, to help him teach younger students.The Romans also used peer tutors, using older pupils to teach and test younger students.

The Benefits of Peer Tutoring

There is plenty of research that documents and supports the benefits of peer tutoring as a supplement to any type of instruction. Peer tutoring has been used for many academic subjects, and has been found to improve achievement for a diversity of learners. Some of the benefits of peer tutoring are:
  • Direct interaction between tutor and peer promotes active learning.
  • Peer tutors reinforce their own learning by teaching others.
  • Students feel more comfortable and open when interacting with a peer.
  • Peers and students share a similar communication, allowing for greater understanding.
  • Peer tutoring builds leadership skills.
  • Teachers are allowed more time to focus on the next lesson.

If you feel that your child may need extra help with any academic skill, call The Tutoring Center in Sugar Land at (281) 980-1242 for a free assessment today.


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